T’was The First English Christmas

T’was the morning of Christmas

And all through the house

Not a  creature did stir

But Steve’s insomniac spouse.


She waited downstairs

With tea and the clock

Listening for the patter

Of the Big Fella’s socks


The tree stood brightly

Under the stairs

Waiting to divulge

The Sainsbury’s finds that lay there


The Big Fella emerged

And bags were undone

To reveal Christmas gifts

That were thoughtful and fun


Christmas dinner was served

And what a feast did await

Of  fine vegan haggis,

Roast veggies and ‘tates


Pudding and custard

Was the next festive taste

And it sat very comfortably

On ever expanding waists


Toys were then played with;

Steve danced to a song

I tackled the jigsaw

But got most pieces wrong

Bustin' a move to Billy Joel
Bustin’ a move to Billy Joel
All baked beans look the same!
All baked beans look the same!

Twas the first English Christmas

For two Tassie folks

A day of warm memories

And a few cheesy jokes


Twas the first English Christmas

And all through the home

Were fun festive moments

For two who run, ride and roam.


Footnote: The official results of the Sainsbury’s Christmas Challenge were these:

I received a bag of carrots, a running magazine and a jigsaw puzzle of a puddle of baked beans (a bit like trying to do a jigsaw of the sky!)


Steve received a t-shirt (he’d been missing the feel of cotton and saying he wanted a cotton t-shirt to sit around in!), some chocolates, a Billy Joel CD and a pack of Christmas jokes.

At least the t-shirt sticks to Steve's blue fashion colour theme
At least the t-shirt sticks to Steve’s blue fashion colour theme

The things you can find in Sainsbury’s supermarket for ten quid!

As a final word, here’s a couple of festive jokes from Steve’s pack of joke cards…

Why was Santa Claus unemployed?

Because the elves gave him the sack!

Ha ha ha

What do you call the reindeer with cotton wool in his ears?

Call him anything you like – he won’t hear you!

Ho ho ho


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  1. Was good to find out what you had each bought … I love puzzles (usually only do them at Christmas time) … am busy with a 3D one at the moment of a tiger – great fun, hope you managed to finish your baked bean one :). 10 quid goes a long way over there 🙂


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